Australian native Amy Pejkovic is an athlete and a model whose life story continues to be an inspiration among many.
As a young child of ten years of age, she fell in love with the event of jumping. She followed her passions and she came first in her first-ever state high jump and was placed third on count back with a state record. A big deal indeed! She stuck with her passion and within a year, she had won a national title and continued to win state and national titles in the following years to come.
In 2006, she made history at the age of 16 when she was chosen to represent Australia at the World Youth Championships in Italy and was placed second with a jump of 1.85 meters. Shortly a year later, she represented Australia at the World Junior Championships in Monkton, Canada. She came seventh clearing the bar at 1.80.
Amy also happens to be a part-time model, represented by Chic management in Sydney. She has appeared on the cover of Rush and women’s fitness and on the Lorna Jane magazine. She modelled both locally and abroad. A few of her career highlights would be shooting for the Paspaley pearls campaign, numerous Lorna Jane campaigns, the first face of the new country road activewear line. She has also done runway work for the Australian Fashion Week, brands like Bec & Bridge, Alice McCall, We are handsome, Ellery, Alex Perry and has walked the ramp for Chanel in three of the Australian shows.
But her life took a different and ugly turn when in 2012, she was diagnosed with a tumour located on her brain stem, something that changed her life forever. But she did not give up. She was strong throughout her struggle. She posted her thoughts and feelings on her personal online blog, her story touching many hearts. Her tumour was successfully removed after a hard and exhausting bout of surgery and treatment. She now lives a healthy and normal life, modeling and as an athlete.